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The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood, who has missed the last five games due to a right knee bone contusion as well as a Grade 1 lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain suffered in a win over Milwaukee on Feb. 1: Hood was re-examined last night by the Utah Jazz medical staff, the results of which show that the symptoms of his injury continue to improve. In order to allow the injury proper time to heal, he will continue to receive treatment and is expected to return to play following the NBA All-Star Break. Further updates will be provided when appropriate

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood is expected to be inactive until after the All-Star break, league sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday night. Hood has missed the past four games with a bone contusion on his right knee, coupled with a Grade 1 lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain, after sustaining a right knee hyperextension on Feb. 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks. It was the second time that Hood has sustained that type of injury this season, having originally injured it on Jan. 14 late in a victory against the Orlando Magic.

Jazz starting shooting guard Rodney Hood is expected to miss Saturday’s matchup against the Charlotte Hornets with a hyperextended right knee, but an MRI Hood underwent Thursday morning showed no structural damage, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Hood injured the knee making a move to the basket on Wednesday night in a win over the Milwaukee Bucks. It was the same knee Hood injured a few weeks ago against the Orlando Magic. Hood missed time following that game with a bone contusion. This latest injury is not believed to be as serious.
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